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New stake presidents

Stakes have been reorganized in Argentina, England, Ghana, Guatemala, the Philippines, Switzerland and Venezuela, and in Alaska, California, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey and Washington.

EL DORADO CALIFORNIA STAKE: (May 18, 2003) President — Paul H. Watkins, 46, area director for Church Educational System; succeeding Melvin D. Knott; wife, Dena Keddington Watkins. Counselors — Randy M. Andrus, 46, attorney; wife, Cynthia Wengert Andrus. Kirk E. Norman, 49, president of Pos Resources; wife, Vickie Lynn Petersen Norman.

HUDDERSFIELD ENGLAND STAKE: (May 4, 2003) President — Jeffrey Ian Day, 45, insurance broker; succeeding John Philip Scott; wife, Lynn Margaret Sutton Day. Counselors — David Philip Brown, 52, fraud authentication representative for First Direct; wife, Joyce Christine Makings Brown. John Andrew Platt, 43, sales engineer for PPM Ltd.; wife, Annette Dufton Platt.

LAS VEGAS NEVADA CENTRAL STAKE: (May 4, 2003) President — Scott James Seastrand, 45, owner of Newmark Development; succeeding Paul M. Thompson; wife, Lora Swainston Seastrand. Counselors — Karl Martin Brunner, 47, director for Deloitte and Touche; wife, Marrae Allen Brunner. Keith Fuller Jarvis, 48, vice president and senior loan officer for BankWest of Nevada; wife, Channa Le Bredsguard Jarvis.

MAR DEL PLATA ARGENTINA NORTH STAKE: (May 4, 2003) President — Juan Luis Joglar, 40, for consultant for Dorados Pages; succeeding Eduardo Bautista Ferrari; wife, Rosana del Carmen Di Felice de Joglar. Counselors — Pedro Etchebest, 52, self-employed business consultant; wife, Victoria Mercedes Miglietta de Etchebest. Ramon Manuel Velasco, 40, electrician; wife, Ana Noemi Gorosito de Velasco.

ORLANDO FLORIDA SOUTH STAKE: (April 20, 2003) President — David T. Halversen, 58, group president, Latin America & Beauti Control Division of Tupperware Corp.; succeeding W. Blake Sonne; wife, Lana Kay Stephens Halversen. Counselors — Rulon D. Munns, 53, managing partner and attorney for Bogin, Munns & Munns; wife, Jacquelin K. Hodges Munns. David S. Wood, 49, attorney for Baker & Hostetler; wife, Sherrie Lee Martin Wood.

MENDOZA ARGENTINA STAKE: (April 13, 2003) President — Jose Manuel Ojeda, 58, clerk for Mendoza Basketball Association; succeeding Carlos Oscar Bonada; wife, Feliza Amalia Mereles de Ojeda. Counselors — Mario Fabian Bustos, 35, salesman for Arcor Distributors; wife, Liliana Sandra Fernandez de Bustos. Ramon Walter Ramirez, 36, rancher; wife, Gladys Ester Ippditi de Ramirez.

SAN PABLO PHILIPPINES STAKE: (May 4, 2003) President — Fernando R. Fabrios, 39, businessman and contractor; succeeding Avelino Bernas Baliwas; wife, Myra Cierte Tuazon Fabros. Counselors — Aretemio C. Maligon, 39, retained. Teodoro Briones Guerra, 49, manager of Celestial Motors; wife, Julieta Dionio Cababat Guerra.

SCOTCH PLAINS NEW JERSEY: (May 4, 2003) President — Curtis F. Carmack, 43, consultant for Reuters, Axiom; succeeding A. Kim Smith; wife, Melanie Maurine Zabriskie Carmack. Counselors — Lynn E. Busath, 50, counselor and associate of Davis Polk & Wardwell; wife, VerJean Pierce Busath. H. Fabian Arcos, 37, tool maker for M&B Company; wife, Vilma Barralaga Arcos.

SOLDOTNA ALASKA STAKE: (May 4, 2003) President — Larry Douglas Ellis, 51, owner of C&M Muffler; succeeding A. Kearlee Wright; wife, Karen Calderwood Ellis. Counselors — Randall Dons Eberline, 53, contractor; wife, Robin Rae Bradshaw Eberline. Matthew Lesh Tanner, 32, process engineer for Tesoro; wife, Elizabeth Deanne Prince Tanner.

TACOMA WASHINGTON SOUTH STAKE: (March 2, 2003) President — Robert M. Call, 52, real estate broker for Coldwell Banker Hawkins; succeeding Richard W. Wells; wife, Heather Anne Bailey Rushton Call. Counselors — Timothy L. Parker, 56, subcontractor for Boeing Co.; wife, Sherry Cheney Parker. Ronald L. Williams, 47, attorney for Pierce County Prosecutor's office; wife, Kathryn Talbot Williams.

TAKORADI GHANA STAKE: (March 9, 2003) President — Freebody Acquah Mensah, 54, managing director for Faecon Ltd.; succeeding Kenneth K. Andam; wife, Esther Myra Arkoreful Mensah. Counselors — Matthew Thomas Ben Davis, 49, biochemist for West African Mills Co. LTD; wife, Susie Rose Slippe Davis. Clement Asante-Asare, 61, chief executive officer for Class Dist. Network; wife, Agnes Vera Arthur Asante-Asare.

VALENCIA VENEZUELA LOS SAUCES STAKE: (April 20, 2003) President — Omar Argenis Alvarez M., 49, regional manager for Genealogy Society of Utah; succeeding Teodoro Hoffmann Ilica; wife, Nexa Marina Compos F. de Alvarez. Counselors — Cesar Augusto Rodriguez B., 37, sales manager for Panamco-UZLA; wife, Maria Nelly Sevilla G. de Rodriguez. Luis Miguel Rosas F., 45, manager for Crown Group of Venezuela; wife, Graciela Josefina Jimenez S. de Rosas.

WATFORD ENGLAND STAKE: (May 4, 2003) President — Neal Verman, 39, coordinator for Church Educational System; succeeding Andrew Roderick Hill; wife, Ruth Elaine Ashmead Verman. Counselors — Roberto Milton Fu, 38, manager and director of Central Cash & Carry; wife, Susan Caroline Pallett Fu. Austin John Levens, 49, self-employed taxi driver; wife, Rosemary Anne Balfour Levens.

ZACAPA GUATEMALA STAKE: (March 30, 2003) President — Boris Andrei Cordon O., 31, manager for Textiles del Sol; succeeding Arnulfo Franco Martinez; wife, Alejandra Garcia-Salas de Cordon. Counselors — Carlos Humberto Vasquez P., 47, accountant; wife, Rubenia Elizabeth Rodas Vasquez. Sergio Alejandro Avila, 37, computer technician for Compu Intel; wife, Gilda Lizbeth Flores E. de Avila.

ZURICH SWITZERLAND STAKE: (May 4, 2003) President — Christian Bolt, 53, electrical engineer; succeeding Robert Koch; wife, Kathanna Gremminger Bolt. Counselors — Matthias A. Weidmann, retained. Curdin Conrad, 38, attorney; wife, Krystyna Suzanne Radzik Conrad.

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